i3 and Gnome 3 tools

asked 2015-11-13 04:46:50 -0500

Giordano gravatar image


I'm trying out i3 and I find it to be a rather interesting project. To make the transition from Gnome 3 to i3 more bearable, at least at the beginning, I need to keep some useful tools that I was using in Gnome 3, namely:

  • network manager: I need to switch on/off VPNs and wifi networks
  • the volume applet

I read in some blogs that it would suffice to exec at startup commands like these, to be added in .i3/config:

exec --no-startup-id /usr/bin/gnome-settings-daemon
exec --no-startup-id /usr/bin/nm-applet

however the commands are not available, I think that those guides refer to older versions of Gnome. Any idea on how to proceed on this?

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